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to the next presidential election. what was a romney loss by 4 would have been a romney loss by 7. i think that is driving part of this. >> following what michael said, the political ramifications. our first read team factors this into the president's overall list of goals, legislation he would like to see passed. let me read this. first read team says if congress passes immigration reform, this discussion about obama's legislative leadership had look like a silly exercise. he will have health care, financial reform, don't ask don't tell repeal, the fiscal cliff deal and immigration trophies on the wall. yet if immigration does not pass, it will be more than fair to note that obama was unable to navigate a divided congress. your reaction to that. >> i think this is certainly very important to the obama legacy in terms of immigration reform being one of his top priorities, if not the top priority for the second term. but he also has guns that was a failure. an upcoming debt debate. there are still quite a few other things that will be on the, on his plans in terms of how his legacy is actua
was elected six times to serve in the state legislature and then this i don't congress. i know what a complicated issue it is. senator from alaska voted against it and then released a statement saying it's dangerous to do any type of policies in an emotional moment. everyone's all worked up. that's now enough. yes it is. having 20 slaughtered children is not enough? come on. senator max baucus gave a little more contrite. he gave an one word response against the gun bill, montana. he does have a point. how many guns there are per each state. in the home state of montana with 120 gun businesses for every 100,000 people. next the senator who voted against it with 104 per 100,000. and right behind him heidi hide camp and mark pryor. the senator from louisiana voted for it. and she's up for re-election. there are heroes on the right republicans senator susan collins mark kirk, putt toomey and john mccain all voted for it. afterwards mccain showed no sympathy for his colleagues who had been cowed by the nr. >> i can't blame any interest group for votes. people who are responsible. drug w
forever is willing to risk it. >> you know barack obama would never say we helped you get elected last time. this is what i would do. we helped you get elected last time, heidi. i'm going to pick up this phone and spend the afternoon, if you vote against me on this, because this is not gun control. and you know it's not gun control. there's no national registry. >> it's not even remotely gun control. >> i would say this to every democrat. i'm going to be on this phone and i'm going to do nothing but call every one of my supporters and tell them to make your life a breathing hell over the next two years. i will make sure none of your legislation pass. most presidents would do this. >> joe, i'm with you. >> but to say this can't be done. most presidents i know. >> i'm not saying it can't be done. >> i know. i'm saying for people at home, it's a different era. no, it's not if you say, here is the deal. you vote out of fear if you want. you follow the lies if you want. i tell you what i'm going to do. i'm going to veto every single bill that comes my way that has anything to do with what y
are a lot harder than they might have he harmlg the w can be sever there so there'see s special election in th media, the tech world and reddit se. to their cdit a lot of reddit users are saying "are we really helping?" but it's a diverse community of people. there are tons of people on the site. some people are saying hey, let's get out of this business and leave it to professionals. no, look, we may have gotten it wrong here but maybe we'll get it right next time. >> suarez: to be continued. will oremus of slandh of you for joining us. >> brown: we'll continue our coverage of developments in this breaking story throughout the evening, online, where you can watch a live stream of events as they occur from boston. and still ahead, shields and brooks with their thoughts on boston and more. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the search for survivors from a fertilizer plant explosion persisted today in the small town of west, texas with word 60 people are still unaccounted for.sech and rese w thd outr remains of buildings consumed by wednesday nig
or to worship fely or to elect their leaders or to choose the future that they wanted for themselves. seen what happens if we work together and encourage , that for the better amazing spark that grows into a shining light, a spotlight on hope and progress. i have seen tears running down the faces of those that have gotten to vote in the first time in their lives. i have seen the joint in young kids who have gone to school for the first time in their lives. i have seen tears of joy in voting in the philippines where women who worked for the voting booth cast a ballot for the first time in her 70 years of life. courage -- iey, have seen the courage of -- after decades of confinement she has come out and has been able workingve and start alongside her former captors to try and build a stronger and a.eer the libyans, who fild freedom square in benghazi, first to bring down dictator and second to let the democratically elected government know of their demands. the rights these men and women struggled for reflect what we americans hold dear. they are key to our dna. they aren't exclusively american v
of people like pat toomey to get back to the middle so they can win elections again and nra is very busy recruiting the angry people to them and that is what this is about. i think we had to have this battle. we may have had to lose this battle in order to galvanize the american people to understand how they are being blackmailed by the far right. >> a lot to go through to get anywhere. mark halpern, bring us into the mindset of someone who voted no here? what was the process of thinking before making that vote? >> well, look. it's a complicated issue and yesterday was an emotional day. i don't want to impugn people's motives. a lot of number of republican senators would have voted different had they not been afraid of the consequences. the president and vice president were emotional yesterday and i think they are struggling how to regroup from this. it's hard for me to see another vote any time soon unless they change the bill slightly. >> mark. >> yeah. >> can i ask, how is this a complicated issue? >> yeah. i really want to know. >> you said -- you said it was a complicated issue. as
them. they think in the general election 4% of the people care most about this issue, even though 91% of the country disagrees with us, we might not pay a political price for it whereas we know the lobby--the gun lobby will make us pay a price for it. isn't that what is wrong with our structurally with the current democracy. >> of course that's what is wrong with it. weakening that lobby is a very important part of it. but also changing the rules of the senate is a part of it that has to meet that weakening halfway. and when you have these senators who are afraid to vote for something because of the grade they're going to get. max baucus when he said why he didn't vote for it, one word, montana. the nra and the crazy support of max baucus. i'm not going to say it's crazy to support max baucus because they got what they wanted but they're so supportive with money you understand why the senators vote in that way. you have to change the structure of the filibuster. noah is right with four democratic senators they only would have gotten to 59 but they shouldn't have to get past 59. they
commitment to limited government and free enterprise who helped elect me in 2010. i would remind them america is a nation of immigrants. republicans and democrats have failed to enforce the law and the result is we have millions of people here against our immigration walker. but we're not going to deport them. let's secure the border. let's bring these people out of the shadows. there will undergo a background check. they will pay a fine and start paying taxes. it will not qualify for federal benefits. if we all wish we did not have this problem, but we do and we have to fix it. leading kings the way they are is the real amnesty. things theleaving way they are is the real amnesty. host: on twitter -- give us a sense of the size of the bill. guest: 844 pages. initial estimates were that it would be as much as 1500 pages. large billl been a for a lot of the legislative aides, hill to look through. in terms of preparing for hearings today, the members on that tradition in committee who were not part of the gang of eight are working to try to read through the whole bill in time during it is a bit
in the nation. by the way, christie's move is a reminder he's still running for re-election, not for 2016 yet. >>> as we wait for formal charges to be brought against the 19-year-old marathon bombing suspect federal and state authorities are trying to determine what led up to last monday's attack and what red flags might have been missed. for more on that joined by nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. it seems to me the unanswered question everybody would like to know of, number one, where did these guys test? nobody believes this was the first time they did these bombs on monday. that they must have tested them somewhere. the second, what was tamerlan, the older brother, doing in russia for six months? >> reporter: exactly. there's so many unanswered questions here. but let's start with the -- that russian report to the fbi in 2011 asking them to investigate tamerlan. what sparked that -- the russian request? what information do they have? the fbi says that the russians didn't provide any backup. you look at their statement. they said they asked them to investigate him
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